“Creating the Clean Energy Future” – Symposium inspires innovation and camaraderie

by Niki Woodard, Center for Climate Protection  |  March 9, 2016 Pictured above: Dawn Weisz (CEO Marin Clean Energy), Geof Syphers (CEO Sonoma Clean Power), Cathy DeFalco (Energy Manager, Lancaster Choice Energy), and Ann Hancock (Executive Director, Center for Climate Protection) Innovation, inspiration, and camaraderie emerged as themes defining the Center for Climate Protection’s second […]

Celebrating Sonoma County’s Green Solution Successes: June 25, 2015, Party Highlights

by Ann Hancock, Executive Director, Center for Climate Protection What a party! More than 200 friends, partners, and supporters celebrated our collective success at the party and open house thrown by the Center for Climate Protection on June 25, 2015. Our new neighbors across the street, Ygrene Energy Fund, joined in the celebration and made […]

Another Important Legislative Victory for Community Choice Energy

A two-year struggle to defeat an insidious piece of legislation in Sacramento, Assembly Bill 976, has come to a happy conclusion. On September 27 Governor Brown vetoed AB976 and added a brief signing statement (see below). In this statement the Governor echoed what community choice proponents drove home repeatedly in committee hearings and elsewhere. The […]

Blackouts Be Gone

Remember the rolling blackouts of 2001? They were frightening and really bad for the economy. This month California came dangerously close to a repeat performance. On August 10 and August 14, the company that manages the state’s electrical grid issued “Flex Alerts,” urging us to set our thermostats at 78 and wait until evening to […]